Friday, April 24, 2015

Front Five - 24.04.15

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

How exactly does one know
how the "silent majority" feels?

...cries for O’Connor’s head from those lacking the journalistic integrity to put their real name above their words shouldn’t influence the silent majority that truly understand the mechanisms of Irish rugby.

Ulster clash gives Leinster opportunity to pick themselves up  

Gavin Cummiskey - Irish Times

(Schmidt) said it was "unequivocally not accurate" to suggest that Leinster had to choose...which appears to directly contradict O'Connor. 

Ruairidh O'Connor - Irish Independent

I would argue that the circumstances are different and that Australia are merely bowing to the inevitable because so many of their Test and Super Rugby players have already signalled that they intend playing abroad once this World Cup is over.  
Dean Ryan - The Guardian

I am planning on taking some down time over the next few weeks to look at my opportunities, whether that's in rugby or a new career.

Former Wales fullback Byrne forced to retire

Rugby Week

17. The warm-up lap of the pitch was a contest to see who could trip the most people up. 
Mikey Traynor

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Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019